A silver penny from the reign of Henry I (1100 – 1135)
The coin is unique as it is the first known to mention the moneyer ÆLFWINE at Hereford
Image credit the Portable Antiquities Scheme
The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has recorded 900,000 archaeological finds since it was set up in 1997. Singling out those made by Tom Redmayne from North Somercotes, Lincolnshire, BBC News Lincolnshire reports that Mr Redmayne, “…has made more than 500 significant archaeological finds [and] has been praised by the British Museum [for helping] build a picture of the county with his finds.
British Museum data shows that Lincolnshire was one of the top three areas of the country for Portable Antiquities Scheme finds in 2012. People who find items can log them with the PAS database, set up in 1997. It has now recorded more than 900,000 finds in its 15-year history.
In its annual PAS report, the British Museum said: “His [Tom Redmayne’s] finds have been of a consistently high standard, and the information now produced is of great benefit to understanding the archaeological landscape of the Lincolnshire marsh region. Adam Daubney, finds liaison officer at Lincolnshire County Council, said Mr Redmayne was “an ambassador” for metal detector users everywhere.